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2012 Senate Bill 1130: Revise state “critical dunes” use restrictions

Public Act 297 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on May 15, 2012 To revise provisions of a law restricting the use by property owners of land considered to be “critical dunes.” Among other things the bill would prohibit local regulations more restrictive than state ones, and establish that use permits may be denied only when it is “more likely than not that the actual harm to the environment will significantly damage the public interest” according to burden of proof criteria specified in the bill.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on May 15, 2012
Reported in the Senate on June 5, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 6, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 6, 2012
Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on June 6, 2012 (same description)
To revise provisions of a law restricting the use by property owners of land considered to be “critical dunes.” Among other things the bill would prohibit local regulations more restrictive than state ones, and establish that use permits may be denied only when it is “more likely than not that the actual harm to the environment will significantly damage the public interest” according to burden of proof criteria specified in the bill.
Received in the House on June 7, 2012
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on June 7, 2012
Reported in the House on June 13, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 13, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012
Passed 63 to 40 in the House on July 18, 2012 To revise provisions of a law restricting the use by property owners of land considered to be “critical dunes.” Among other things the bill would require stat approval for local regulations more restrictive than state ones, and establish that use permits may be denied only when it is “more likely than not that the actual harm to the environment will significantly damage the public interest” according to burden of proof criteria specified in the bill.
Received in the Senate on June 14, 2012
Substitute offered by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on July 18, 2012
The substitute passed 25 to 12 in the Senate on July 18, 2012
Passed 24 to 13 in the Senate on July 18, 2012 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on August 1, 2012

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